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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We are revisiting the vexed question of the licensing of bars and restaurants. The owners seem to be in a state of permanent attrition with the Liquor Licensing Board and its appellant body, the Municipal Services Appeals Board. So it was with some interest we see Mr Justice Kevin Zervos calling for the reform of the process by which liquor licences are issued. ...

  2. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Online liquor store Jiuxian lands 300m yuan investment

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:37pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com China’s largest online alcohol retailer Jiuxian announced it had received a 300 million yuan (HK$377.9 million) equity investment from several major state-run banks, despite a recent slump in the mainland’s wine ma ...

  3. News - China

    Drinks makers hit by tainted alcohol claims

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 07:50pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter All liquor drinks in China contain some levels of toxic plasticisers, China’s leading alcohol association said on Monday, after tests found quantities of plasticiser up to 260 per cent over the recommended limit in a popular brand of Chinese liquor. A leading financial news website in China, 21cbh.com, said that Jiugui Liquor contains 260 per cent more ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Chinese officials blasted for drinking too much at functions

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Report about officials in hard-up town guzzling 50 litres of liquor a month triggers public furore over money spent on official bashes Cadres' struggles with booze budget ... that the cash-strapped township government had stopped buying baijiu (white liquor) from the shops early this year and was now serving home-made hooch. It said the township's official guests, many from ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos gives liquor board a poke in the eye

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 01:10am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A few months ago, we suggested the Liquor Licensing Board was getting out of control in the way it dealt with bars. In that piece, we mentioned that the Coast bar in Soho had its licence withdrawn by the liquor board, a decision which was upheld by the Municipal Services Appeals Board, and had subsequently applied to the High Court for leave to appeal for judicial ...

  6. News - China Insider - LIQUOR

    Russian President Putin's praise lifts stock prices of Chinese hard liquor maker Moutai

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:56pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The shares price of China’s storied liquor maker, Moutai, has been on the rise this week after state television CCTV over the weekend reported Russian ... on Tuesday, up more than six per cent. The rise this week has helped the Guizhou-based liquor maker to retake the top spot as the most expensive stock on China's domestic A-share markets. ...


    Gold, liquor, and houses: new details emerge of disgraced general Gu Junshan's graft loot

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 09:54am by Angela Meng

    ... statue of Mao Zedong, a gold wash basin, a model boat made of gold and crates of mao-tai liquor. Gu’s two brothers also owned homes next to the family mansion, and the three homes were linked together by a more than 30-metre-long basement stacked with crates of expensive liquor. Most of these remained untouched as Gu had not lived there for many years, according to a Caixin report. ...

  8. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Suntory to buy Jim Beam maker in US$16b liquor deal

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:41am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Japanese purchase of Beam to create one of the world's largest premium spirits companies Suntory to buy Jim Beam maker in US$16b liquor deal Suntory Holdings, ... spirits company. Investors in the maker of Jim Beam and Canadian Club liquor will get US$83.50 in cash per share, Osaka-based Suntory said yesterday in a statement. That's 25 per cent above ...

  9. Business - China Business - BEVERAGES

    China's Baijiu makers eye overseas markets to increase revenues

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... liquor averaging a 110-proof wallop, is the world's most consumed form of liquor, thanks to its popularity on the mainland, but for the first time distillers are looking to develop export ... Group in Hong Kong, was sceptical about prospects for overseas expansion. But he suggested the liquor could be better distributed to the swelling overseas Chinese community, which now depends ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Liquor Licensing Board out of control?

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 12:15am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn In recent months, a number of bars have fallen foul of the Liquor Licensing Board (LLB) and had their licences revoked, resulting in considerable loss of revenue. Although ... of the Coast bar in SoHo for judicial review of a decision by the MSAB to refuse to renew their liquor licence. The MSAB's refusal followed the revocation of the licence by the LLB. The Coast ...




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